Rosemary A. Schuh, age 77, of Appleton, passed away peacefully from this earth on Saturday, May 7, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on December 18, 1938, in Berlin, WI, the daughter of Henry and Ermina (Wollersheim) Roegner. She graduated from St. Mary's Menasha High School in 1956. Following high school she attended St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in Fond du Lac graduating in 1959 as a Registered Nurse. She worked first at St. Elizabeth Hospital and then several medical clinics in the Appleton area. Rosemary married David Schuh on October 29, 1960, at St. Therese Church, Appleton. She took 15 years off to raise her four children. The family moved to Memphis, TN and Pittsfield, MA when Dave was transferred for his job with Kimberly Clark. She moved back to Appleton in 1976 and shortly resumed work in the medical field as an RN, retiring in 1996.
Rosemary loved all kinds of puzzles: jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and Candy Crush were some of her favorites. She loved to travel, both to visit family and to explore the rest of the world. Her favorite places to travel included Europe, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. Rosemary didn't like the long, cold winters, and always looked forward to an extended annual midwinter visit to Florida with Dave. Her favorite song was “Don't Fence Me In”.
Rosemary loved spending time at their cottage in Eagle River, which she and Dave purchased in the late 80's. She especially enjoyed fishing and relaxing by the lake with her children and grandchildren. Rosemary appreciated time spent with her family and friends more than anything, and was always happiest when everyone was together. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Rosemary is survived by her loving family: husband, David Schuh, two daughters, Sandy (Mark) Hanson, Kaukauna and Judy (Liam) Collins, West Point, NY, one son, Kevin (Sue) Schuh, Cary, NC, seven grandchildren, Alyssa (Travis) Johnson, Brittany and Brett Hanson, Tyler Sheehy, Kiera, Aidan and Megan Collins, her 103 year old mother, Ermina Roegner, Appleton, two sisters, Diane (Bob) Kohrman, Marietta, GA and Mary Ann (Tom) Wavernek, Oconomowoc, WI, one brother Mark (Debby) Roegner, West Bend, WI, one son-in-law, Eddy Hughes, Beavercreek, OH two sisters-in-law, Barb (Ron) Murphy, Appleton, WI and Barb Roegner, Bruceville, TX and one brother-in-law, Jerry Boone, Appleton, WI. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Roegner, her daughter Suzanne Schuh-Hughes, three brothers, Lawrence Roegner, Floyd Roegner, John Roegner, Dave's parents, Clarence and Margaret Schuh, sisters-in-law, Charlotte Boone, Dianne Roegner and brother-in-law, Andy Schuh.
Resurrection Mass will be held on Friday May 20, 2016 at 11 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton. Fr. Gerald Falk celebrant with Fr. Jim Lucas concelebrant. Private interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton. Visitation THURSDAY, May 19, 2016, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, FROM 4 TO 7 pm with a Parish Vigil at 6:30 PM and visitation FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, from 10 AM until time of Mass.
Memorials in Rosemary's name to St. Thomas More appreciated. Special thank you to Fr. Gerald Falk, Dr. Conkright and his staff, Oakridge Gardens and their staff and Heartland Hospice and their staff for their loving care of Rosemary.